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    What is the Transit of Venus? Article. Although newspaper accounts of the 1761 and 1769 transits were sketchy at best, by 1874 and 1882, increasing attention was given to all the efforts of those involved in the observation and study of the transits: their labors, their measurements, and in a few instances, their dramatic failures. The 1882 transit served also as the inspiration for a poem by Oliver Wendal Holmes...